Brandyn Harmon Named Assistant Principal at North Middle School
Mr. Brandyn Harmon has been named as assistant principal of North Middle School beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Harmon fills a new position added to North Middle School in response to increased enrollment at the school. He currently serves as assistant principal at South Middle School, a role he has held since the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Harmon has 15 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. He earned a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree from Truman State University and a Specialists degree from the University of Central Missouri.

The addition of Mr. Harmon completes the administrative team at North Middle School, joining Dr. Amanda Allen as principal and Mr. Mark Lyford, who will continue in his role as assistant principal. It was previously announced in November that Dr. Allen will be taking the principal role currently held by Mrs. Theresa Nelson. Mrs. Nelson retires this summer after 34 years of service to Grain Valley Schools.

 
Michelle Peterson and Craig Hastings Named Assistant Principals at South Middle School
Ms. Michelle Peterson and Mr. Craig Hastings begin their new assignments beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. They join South Middle School principal Mr. Jim Myers, who has led the school since the fall of 2016.

Ms. Peterson has served in Grain Valley Schools since the 2009-2010 school year, first as a special education teacher and most recently as a process coordinator for special education, with duties that include South Middle School. She earned a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree from Graceland University, a Specialists degree from the University of Missouri, and a Specialists degree from the University of Central Missouri.

Mr. Hastings has served in Grain Valley Schools since the 2015-2016 school year as a seventh grade teacher at South Middle School. He has 13 years of experience as a teacher overall. Mr. Hastings earned a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree from Truman State University and a Masters degree from Pittsburg State University. For the past three summers, Mr. Hastings has served as director of our summer school program for middle school and high school students.

Ms. Peterson and Mr. Hastings join principal Jim Myers as the leadership team at South Middle School.


Superintendent Dr. Marc Snow is pleased with what he sees in the leadership teams that have been assembled for our middle schools. “We are excited to add Mr. Harmon to the leadership team at North Middle School, and Ms. Peterson and Mr. Hastings to the South Middle School team. The middle school years are an important phase in the development of our young people. These accomplished educators have what it takes to make a difference for the students, staff, and families in both schools."
No School On Monday, January 20
There will be no school on Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
 
Important Dates
             
January 20
No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 17
No School - President's Day

March 16-20
No School - Spring Break
 
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